Humans have used medicinal herbal oils dating back thousands of years. Many of the herbs we work with for fertility health can be of great benefit for the health of the female reproductive system when applied as a massage oil, prior to Self Fertility Massage, or as part of a simple daily abdominal massage. The purpose of using a fertility massage oil is to restore and maintain the health of reproductive system. Specific herbs when applied externally as a medicinal massage oil to the area above the female reproductive organs, may help to dissolve ovarian cysts, soften the tissues of the reproductive organs and surrounding areas, tone the uterus, balance the hormones, increase circulation, increase chi (life force), and increase yin. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), yin represents the feminine, promoting a cool, relaxed state of being.
Medicinal herbs contain a variety of natural chemical compounds which, when taken internally or applied externally, have an action on the body. Today I am going to share with you the benefits of applying specific herbs for fertility topically, as part of a fertility massage oil.
Fertility Massage Oil Benefits
Medicinal Herbs And Essential Oils Infused In A Base Oil
All massage oils begin with a carrier oil. A carrier oil is the base in which the herbs will be added. We like grapeseed oil for its very mild odor, long-lasting shelf life and perfect texture. Grapeseed oil is easily absorbed into the skin.
In a base of grapeseed oil, specific dried plant parts can be added, left to sit and steep and, over time, the base oil will extract the medicinal properties of that plant. This makes the base of the medicinal oil.
Additional Benefit: Pure Essential Oils
Once the medicinal herbs are infused in the carrier oil for the appropriate time, they are then strained off; the result of which is a potent medicinal oil. At this point, essential oils, also known as volatile oils, are added.
There are certain herbs that contain volatile oils, which make the plant aromatic; these are known as essential oils. Pure essential oils are extracted by a complex and careful process of distillation, by experts. They are highly concentrated and must always be used topically in a base oil, so as not to hurt the skin. Essential oils have the added benefit of serving mental and emotional health through their scent, as well as positively impacting the physical body.
How Does Fertility Massage Oil Affect Us Internally?
When the body is massaged with an herb-infused oil combined with essential oils, the skin is coated with the oils. Our skin can absorb substances with small molecular structures. The oils are then absorbed into our skin and underlying tissues and taken throughout the body via blood. The particles are taken to where they will be most beneficial. Our bodies have a great intelligence and know where these particles are most needed for healing. Just like when we eat something, our bodies break down and digest the foods, and the different parts of the food (ie: nutrients, minerals, proteins, fats, etc.…), when broken down into particles, are taken to different parts of our bodies, the parts where they are needed.
Once the essential oil particles are in our bodies, they also have an effect on our mind, emotionally and psychologically. Many essential oils not only affect our bodies physically, they may also have the ability to reduce depression, feelings of anxiety, and mental fatigue. Some of the most potent and sweet part of medicinal herbs are their volatile oils.
The Nose and Lungs
The vapors from the oils are breathed into our lungs. The vapors are tiny particles that travel down our airway directly into our lungs. The particles of the essential oils are mixed with oxygen and are exchanged for carbon dioxide when we breathe. The oxygen molecules, along with the essential oil vapors, are carried throughout our bodies via our blood. The olfactory glands signal different parts of the brain and directly link smells to certain memories and emotions. Essential oils smell wonderful, uplift our spirits, as well as heal and promote overall balance through their action on a variety of different aspects that make up who we are; they provide balance throughout the body, mind and spirit.
How to Apply Fertility Massage Oil
This oil is designed for use during Self Fertility Massage. Once you are lying comfortably on your back and ready to begin your guided Self Fertility Massage, dispense one or two pumps of the Fertility Massage Oil into the palm of the hand. With your other hand you can begin to place the oil directly onto your abdomen, or rub hands together to coat with oil and rub in a clockwise motion onto the abdomen just prior to beginning the Self Fertility Massage session. Fertility Massage Oil should also be used while massaging the ankles and the bottoms of the feet as well.
If you do not have time to do Self Fertility Massage some days, go ahead and simply rub the Fertility Massage Oil into the abdomen. It will still be beneficial.
To remove from hands, simply wipe with clean cloth and then wash with soap and water. You can also just keep rubbing it in and allowing it to soften the skin on your hands.
Important caution: Not for use after ovulation if you are actively trying to conceive. Do not use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Do not take Fertility Massage Oil internally. Never apply to broken skin. If you get essential oils in your eye, mouth or open wound, flush thoroughly with whole milk, half ‘n half or buttermilk; the fat molecules from the whole fat milk or cream will absorb and flush away the essential oils. Do not use water; it will just spread the oils around.
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